Maiden Name: Murdock

Susan K. Murdock, 68, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Lexington Regional Health Center.

She was born on January 8, 1953 in Lexington, Nebraska to Otto C. and Esther E. (Haworth) Murdock. Susan attended public schools in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971.

On November 18, 1971, Susan enlisted into the United States Air Force. She served her country during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on May 15, 1975.

Following her discharge, Susan lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, before moving to California. She and her brother, Ron drove a small Uhaul to California and lived in the town of Sunnyvale. Susan then moved to Costa Mesa, California where she was employed with Ford Aerospace, working in computer programming. In 2005, Susan moved back to Lexington to care for her mother, Esther.

Susan enjoyed crocheting, collecting Dolls and loved her cats. She was also a huge baseball fan and was very passionate about her San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels.

She is survived by her brother, Ron Murdock of Thailand; her half-brother, Tim Ogden of Lexington; sister-in-law, Dixie Ogden of Lexington and an aunt, Ruth Granger of Georgia.

Besides her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Murdock; half-brother, Mike Murdock and half-sister, Pat (Bud) Deal.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Susan’s wish for cremation.

A memorial has been established in Susan’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2018-11-20
Maiden Name: Maloley

Josephine Ellen Awtry was born on June 5, 1953 and passed away on November 13, 2018

Date Posted: 2008-03-11

Randy Adams, 54, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington following a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born March 25, 1953, at Lexington, Nebraska to Robert H. and Catherine M. (Purintun) Adams.

Randy grew up on the farm and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. He played football in school and made the All-State Team in Class B in 1970. His team was the Nebraska Class B State Champion. Coach Bob Devaney tried to entice Randy to play for the University of Nebraska, but farming was in his blood and decided to stay on the farm.

He enjoyed farming, Fantasy Football, being with his buddies, but, most especially being with his oldest nephew, Adam. Adam would come and spend the summers with grandma, grandpa and Randy; they were like two peas in a pod. Adam learned how to do the chores and spending time with Randy is a memory he will always cherish. Randy also cared deeply for his other nephew and two nieces; Caid, Allie & Holli.

Randy attended Fairhaven Baptist Church in his youth. Those who knew Randy well, knew him to be a bear of a man with a heart the size of Nebraska. He will be so very missed by all
who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his parents: Robert and Catherine Adams of Lexington, Nebraska

One sister: Ann (Bill) Verzani of South Sioux City, Nebraska

Two nephews and two nieces: Adam, Caid, Allie and Holli Verzani. Cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Aunt: Eilene Jones of Overton, Nebraska
Uncle: Charles (Kathryn) Purintun of Gothenburg, Nebraska

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents; and one brother, Dave, and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Lexington Christian Church in Lexington with Pastor Thayne Moore, officiating. The Casket will be closed at the church.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be Thursday, March l3, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Donor’s Choice.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences or personal reflections may be sent to:

Date Posted: 2008-05-15
Maiden Name: Kearney

Margaret “Maggie” Kearney, 54, of Overton, Nebraska, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born October 20, 1953, at Lexington, Nebraska, to John “Jack” and Marjorie Ann (Naprstek) Kearney.

Maggie attended country school at District #6, St. Ann’s Catholic School and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. While in school she was active in 4-H. Following graduation, she worked at Dixie’s Discount, Weichel Drive-in and then spent several years at Precision Bearing.

She was united in marriage to Larry Thornburg on April 7, 1973, in Lexington, Nebraska. The couple lovingly adopted two children; Abby and Austin. Maggie ran the Blue Lounge for 14 years, later purchasing the tavern and calling is Maggie’s Blue Lounge. She did this until 1997, when she went to work for Tep’s Bar & Grill and the Box Bar. She also worked part-time for the Overton Post Office and the Overton Golf Course.

Maggie loved people. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She enjoyed bowling and bowled in many state tournaments.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Club.

Lexington has lost a great friend in Maggie; “God speed our friend, we’ll see you later girlie”.

Survivors include her children: Abby & Bill Brecks of Lexington, Nebraska
Austin & Joni Thornburg of Lincoln, Nebraska

One granddaughter: MaKayla Thornburg, of Lincoln, Nebraska

Her mother: Marjorie “Marge” Kearney of Overton, Nebraska

Two brothers: John Kearney of Overton, Nebraska
Dave & Paula Kearney of Overton, Nebraska

Two sisters: Ann & Ron Balthazor of Lexington, Nebraska
Mary & Mike Simmerman of Murray, Nebraska

Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

Maggie was preceded in death by her grandparents; dad, Jack; Niece, Kylie Kearney; and two nephews, Adam Patrick Larson and Alex Simmerman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverends Paul Colling and Jose Chavez, con-celebrating.

Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Book Signing and Visiting with the Family will be Monday, May 19, 2008, from 2-5 p.m. at Reynolds-Love in Lexington.

Wake Service will be Monday, May 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.

At the Family’s Request, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements

Date Posted: 2015-12-20
Maiden Name: Stamps

Linda J. Brogan, 62, of Lincoln, died Dec. 20, 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at St. Peters Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Christensen and Fr. Steve Major will celebrate. Interment will follow in Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation was 4:00-8:00p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. with the family greeting friends from 6:00-8:00p.m.

A rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Brogan was born Dec. 28, 1952 to William and Doris (Farris) Stamps in Lexington.

Linda loved quilting and doing creative crafts. She also enjoyed baking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie; mother, Doris Stamps; children, Dana Loebig, Jon (Avivit) Schmeeckle, Stephen Brogan, Jenny Brogan; brothers, Mark (Melissa) and Bob Stamps; grandchildren, Tyler, Amanda, Mya, McKenna, Max and Ben; beloved dog, Ozzie.

She was preceded in death by her father, William; brother, Richard Stamps.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the St. Elizabeth Foundation.

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